It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today we hear from “Due Date Conflict” who was unhappy that her husband wanted to go to a destination bachelor party two weeks before she was due with their first baby. “I don’t want to be alone knowing the baby could come at any moment, but I also don’t want to take this opportunity away from my husband. But the fact that he wants to go on this trip really hurts.” Update below!
Congrats on the baby! Sounds like you have a wonderfully supportive husband. And don’t feel bad about his missing the bachelor party. I’m sure he would have worried being away from you, and there’s no guarantee that the anxiety you would have felt being alone two weeks before your due date wouldn’t have brought on an even earlier labor. Enjoy this sweet time with your family!
If you’re someone I’ve given advice to in the past, I’d love to hear from you, too. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to the original post, and let me know whether you followed the advice and how you’re doing now.